Source: Taiwan Today
Date: January 13, 2016
New Taipei City was named Taiwan’s top electricity saver Jan. 12 in a smart
city energy campaign organized by the ROC Ministry of Economic Affairs.
From April to November 2015, the northern Taiwan metropolis slashed electricity consumption by 127 million kilowatt-hours, or 1.24 percent from the preceding period to top all cities and counties nationwide. It also clinched six creative green strategy awards and won the online poll, collecting prize money of NT$190 million (US$5.7 million) in the process.
Other cities turning in praiseworthy performances include runners-up Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Taipei and Taoyuan, in that order.
Premier Mao Chi-kuo, who attended the award ceremony in Taipei, lauded the winners for leading the way in prudent planning, innovative urban policymaking and cross-sector collaboration. [FULL STORY]